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. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
to a senior turkish government official earlier who said the firing has now stopped and that all of the targets was syrian military facilities. secretary of state hillary clinton has called this a very dangerous situation. the fear is it could escalate into a military conflict between turkey and syria. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. because turkey is a nato ally. however, this morning we heard from a senior adviser to the turkey engineer prime minister end he calmed some of those fears by saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> clarissa ward is with us and been reporting on the upridesing in syria for more than a war. good to have you here. so what is the reaction on the part of the syrian free army and the people who are supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected. >> there's a sense of not just of disappointment but of real bitterne
is the reaction on the part of the people supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected? >> i think there's a sense now not just of disappointment, but actually of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war without sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the effect of the regime's constant aerial b bombardment is on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or those weapons. because they're not getting them from the west or international community support, they're turning to extremist groups who are willing to step in and fill the vacuum. >> inkrcredibly important point. that's what many people in washington were concerned about. you have been on the ground, right? you just came back from there. do you think what happened yesterday in the news, that this is the first shot in what becomes now a wider conflict? >> absolutely. the region is on tender hooks in lebanon, turkey, jordan. i think everybody is watching very closely to see ho
government to go over the business of what austerity measures they are taking in order to qualify for the next slice of relief, a $16 billion payment that is supposed to take place next month. merkel, who has her own political problems with the payments, wants to make sure that the austerity measures are, in fact, being implemented. the greek government, of course, is trying to prove to her that things are under control. meantime, a huge security operation has been set up here. 7,000 or so police officers and army brought on to the streets, areas of downtown supposedly closed off to demonstrators. this could be an interesting afternoon. >> mark, thank you. >>> time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the washington post reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew center >>> felix baumgartner is ready to take a fall from space. >> i'm going to accelerate so fast that i'm going to break the speed of sound. >> this morning we're watching this daredevil on an adventure that could break the sound barrier and
is here basically to talk to the greek government about what it's doing to try to reduce its debt, to pave the way for yet another set of international money, the next installment of $16 billion or so, which greece need to keep from going bankrupt, is due next month. merkel is in support for the measures that have taken place here, measures that have made a lot of people very angry. so quiet here so far. not quiet, but peaceful here so far, but it's going to be an eventful day. >>> time now to show you some of this morning it's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew research center says that number was just 8% in 1990. and for the first time, fewer than half of americans identify themselves as protestants. >>> north korea says it can hit the united states mainland with a missile. accoing to britain's "guardian." it's unclear if that claim is accurate. of course, highly doubtful. the announcement follows a missile deal between the u.s. and south korea. north korea claims that a conspiracy t
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